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Missing plane spotted in mountainous area in West Virginia

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. -- A small plane that went missing has been located in a mountainous area in West Virginia.

Bridgeport police Chief John Walker told The Exponent Telegram another plane was able to spot the missing aircraft but searchers hadn't reached the site by Thursday evening.

The Federal Aviation Administration said the site is near Jacksonburg in Wetzel County.

The FAA says two people were onboard the Cirrus SR20 when it went missing Tuesday. The agency hasn't identified the passengers.

Delaware Coastal Airport Manager Jim Hickin said the plane is registered to SGLJ Inc. of Carbondale, Illinois.

The FAA says the plane went off the radar between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Central Regional Airport in Clarksburg. The FAA notified law enforcement officials in northwest West Virginia on Wednesday morning.

The plane took off from Georgetown, Delaware, on Tuesday. It was destined for Fleming-Mason Airport in Flemingsburg, Kentucky.

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Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.theet.com

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